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Published: 01 December 2012

480 Pages | 41 b/w line drawings

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199662760

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Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Foundations and Applications

Phil Attard

  • Covers in their entirety both thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and makes a deep connection between equilibrium and non-equilibrium theory.
  • Provides the evidence for the underlying theory, primarily in the form of mathematical theorems and derivations, but also includes detailed comparison with computer simulations and with experimental measurements.
  • Offers unique perspectives on non-equilibrium thermodynamics that are currently only found in the primary research literature.
  • The book begins at an introductory level, and seeks to explain in physical terms the various theorems and derivations. It offers insight into the reasons how and why systems evolve in time and a deep understanding of the nature of time-dependence.

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